Brushes can affect mineral makeup application. They can make you look more beautiful, or wear your look down. Thus, it is important to get quality brushes, and the “right ones” for your desired application. I will be “chopping entries” to discuss in detail the brushes needed for a perfect and satisfactory mineral makeup application.
My first topic, the kabuki brush. The kabuki brush is a very important brush in the mineral makeup world! It can just do ANYTHING! It can be used to apply foundation, mineral veil, blush, bronzers, and even mineral concealer! It is the ultimate , mother of mineral makeup brushes.
There are alot of sizes of kabuki brushes – a really huge one like what I saw at J.Lynne’s site that would be perfect for foundation, mineral veil, and body bronzer/shimmer, the regular sized ones for foundation, mineral veil and bronzer too, and the small ones that would fit your cheek, which would be perfect for applying blush,concealing areas, or something you’d want to bring for touch-ups when you’re on the go.
Choose your pick among which make of kabuki you are comfortable with , theres a variety – squirrel, badger, pony, goat’s hair, and even some synthetic blended.
For coverage issues , here are some tips for choosing your ‘buki. If you want a light, to moderate coverage, you can start with a less dense kabuki brush, meaning, the bristles must not be too packed, so it’s sorta “loose”. If you want a heavier coverage, you would need a kabuki that picks up alot of minerals, and the brush has to be more “dense” and “packed”. You would see that a denser kabuki brush has more bristles, and looks thicker than a loose one.
So far, the densest brush that I have used is the Bare Escentuals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush. I love, love, love instant coverage, specially when I’m always in a hurry, this just cuts my application time in half. The Luscious Kabuki Brush is a less dense brush, but it’s also good because it can build coverage slowly , you can start with a light coverage and work your way up. A baby buki would be perfect if you have a certain area that you’d want to conceal, like large pores on your cheeks, you can swipe some concealing minerals there to literally diminish them.
So, for that flawless finish, a kabuki brush is the way to go. It is simply a mineral makeup must-have!